The song of the day for Thursday, November 6, 2014 is “The Best Is Yet To Come.”
About This Song
“The Best Is Yet To Come” was written in 1959 by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh. Some say that “The Best is Yet to Come” was written for Tony Bennett. In any case, the song is strongly identified with him and he sings it at most of his concerts. Other recordings include those by Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, and Ella Fitzgerald.
About This Version
Today’s version is the earliest released on an album; in 1962 on I Left My Heart In San Francisco. The orchestra was conducted by Cy Coleman himself.
I am rather over the moon tonight. I just returned from Mr. Bennett’s concert in Portland, Oregon tonight. He was in wonderful voice and looked and sounded as happy as can be, and never more so than when he sang this song. I love the last line when he sings “out of the tree of life, I just picked me a plum” and then gives a big thumbs-up to the audience. It never fails to make me as happy as I can be.
“The Best Is Yet To Come,” as well as the album I Left My Heart In San Francisco,” is available from iTunes.